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For similar assignments to the royal family cf. Xen. Anab. i. 4. 9 (Syrian villages for the Queen Mother's ζώνη, and ib. ii. 4. 27). They were also given to private individuals, e. g. Themistocles received Lampsacus, Magnesia, and Myus, to provide his table (Thuc. i. 138. 5; Plut. Them. 29). Cicero (Verr. iii. 33, 76) quotes ‘Persian gifts’ as familiar.

Ἀρχάνδρου. Pausanias (ii. 6) makes him son (not grandson) of Achaeus (cf. vii. 94, where Danaus and Xuthus, father of Achaeus, are synchronized); hence some have proposed to translate τοῦ Φθίου ‘the Phthiotian’; but the order of the words makes this impossible. It is idle to force consistency on independent legends.

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